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by Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop (Photographer)

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Title:The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field Series)
Authors:Sy Montgomery
Other authors:Nic Bishop (Photographer)
Info:Sandpiper (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 80 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:picture books, educational, nonfiction

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Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery



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The author and photographer join Lisa Dabek, a scientist studying tree kangaroos, and a crew of veterinarians, trackers, and other researchers on an arduous expedition up to Papua New Guinea's cloud forest. There they track and tag several of the elusive tree kangaroos for further study. The discomforts of wet clothes, muddy ground and generally less-than-four-star accommodations are worth it for the group to be in a forest teeming with beauty and wildlife and to work towards the conservation of nature.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Great narrative nonfiction about team that goes into the cloud forest to find and tag the rare tree kangaroo. Offers many resources and informational sources for kids and readers alike.
  Mollie21 | Dec 5, 2015 |
This book tells the story of Lisa Dabek who studies Matschie's tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea's cloud forest. They are one of the rarest mammals, living only in New Guinea. She works with a team to learn more about this elusive and mysterious creature.
  AimeeV | Nov 19, 2015 |
This book is fantastic because it has such amazing photographs of the people in Papua New Guinea, rain forest animals, and it encourages its reader to follow their dreams even if no one else believes in you. This can also teach kids the importance of environmentalism and could encourage kids to want to travel. This is a great information book for any classroom.
  ulindsay | Mar 13, 2015 |
This story could prompt a lesson on Papua New Guinea and the interesting creatures found there. Perhaps each student can choose an animal to research and present their information to the class.
  ekrynen | Nov 23, 2014 |
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For Joel Glick -S.M.
For our Papuan field assistants -N.B.
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It looks like a bear, but isn’t one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey— but isn’t a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but what’s a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guinea’s cloud forest. And meet the amazing scientists who track these elusive animals.

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Follow a group of explorers and scientists as they travel to Papua New Guinea to find a type of kangaroo that lives in trees.

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